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Thought I'd make a thread for it. I've got the problem after lowering a ZQ8 3/3.

Let's hear it...
Smaller tires?
Pounded out the fenders with a hammer?
Raised it back up?

What'd you do!?!?!?!
 

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wheres it rubbing?

if its hitting the fenders some guys cut the plastic where its rubbing

if thats not enough they heat up the fender with a propane torch and beat it in with a
BFH

honestly you shouldnt be rubbing on a 3/3

i have a 3/4 as well as a lot of other guys and no other rubbing issues

usually you dont get rubbing issues till you drop the front 4''

edit: hows it lowered?
 

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I lowered my Z85 2/3 with BellTech dropped balljoints in front, and blocks in the rear.
With my 65-series 17-inch tires it rubbed on the left badly.
I had to install spacers to raise the left an inch.
The right was about 1-1/2 inches higher anyway (Chevy lean).

I now plan to cure the problem by ripping-out the drop joints and replacing with the QA1 coilovers.
 

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Ive tried everything to get mine to stop rubbing. Im gonna have to cut the fenders out. theres nothing else I can do. Trailer fenders FTW
 

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cut / pounded out the front fenders. Notched the rear.
 

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Discussion Starter · #7 ·
wheres it rubbing?

if its hitting the fenders some guys cut the plastic where its rubbing

if thats not enough they heat up the fender with a propane torch and beat it in with a
BFH

honestly you shouldnt be rubbing on a 3/3

i have a 3/4 as well as a lot of other guys and no other rubbing issues

usually you dont get rubbing issues till you drop the front 4''

edit: hows it lowered?
So I'm lowered with qa1 coilovers up front (all the way down on the passenger side and up enough so out so it sits level on the drivers. I rub on the drivers front. I wonder if I'm lower than 3 up front. I have 3" blocks in the back and it appears that the back is lower than the front. Help! :)
 

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Is there a how-to on tubbing the front? I'll look. Another problem.. because I have the Silverado SS wheels on my colorado, they don't tuck and the next point of contact will be the fender flares. :(

Also in the rear, I'm pretty sure that if I notch, I will rub in the rear as well. The more I look at pictures, the more I think I'm more than 3/3. Not sure about that tho. Could be the fact that I've got 255/35/20 tires which I think have a slightly larger OD.

Oh the fun.....

I guess the next step is raising it up :(
 
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